There are two things I seem to say quite a lot. One is “I feel very lucky to teach sewing classes”…because I bloomin’ love it! And secondly “people who sew are always lovely”..it is true, I meet lots of people who come to my classes and people in the industry and they are always nice people! The sewing world is a great place to be.
The other thing that is really great is that I have a lot of regular customers. Last week we had a little celebration in class because Lynn has been coming to sewing classes for two years, fairly closely followed by Marilyn, Tracy, and Dee. I definitely felt this was worthy of a spot of bubbly and special cakes.
Lynn has made some really lovely items of clothing over the past two years, most of which I have pictures of, so I thought it would be nice to share these fabulous makes and Lynn’s sewing journey to date.
It all started with a simple pencil skirt which I can’t seem to find a picture of. The skirt was a black and white spot print cotton fabric. She worked through the process of making the skirt as well as amending the pattern so that she had a ‘go to’ pattern that would work whenever she wanted to run up a new skirt for work.
Soon after her first skirt she tested her skills at home and made herself another one. A classic navy version.
Once sewing a skirt was safely mastered she moved on to sewing dresses, including this lovely version of the Veronika dress by Simple Sew in red denim fabric.
Even though she was feeling slightly skeptical about her next make she joined me in the challenge of sewing a dress from an original vintage pattern. She made a beautiful Liberty tana lawn vintage tea dress. We both had a fun day out dressed in our handmade vintage outfits at the 40’s day at The Great Central railway.
Among sewing dresses, she stitched a classic camel wool blend coat which was a learning curve in many ways and though it worked out ok it wasn’t Lynn’s favorite make, however, it didn’t put her off making coats. She successfully made this fun ivory faux fur fabric coat which turned out to be a real wardrobe staple, she decided to make another…
Adding a black one to the collection.
and then a red one! There was also a silver fur fabric gilet to complete the faux fur collection.
Along the way she also stitched a number of faux leather handbags inspired by high street designs.
Before Christmas when we were all thinking about our well-deserved downtime Lynn made a hot pink stretch velvet hoody using the pattern I designed for a project for Sewing World magazine. Probably the most glamorous ‘chill out’ top around!
Lynn has also kindly been the model for all my ‘no pattern’ dressmaking projects written for The Sewing Directory.
Thank you, Lynn, for being such a great customer and look what you have achieved through sewing classes. You have some gorgeous items of clothing and some great sewing skills. A super sewer indeed!